Plymouth Chiropractor Explains Massage Therapy For Car Accident Injuries

Plymouth Chiropractor Explains
Massage Therapy For Car Accident Injuries

Auto accident

At our Plymouth chiropractic office, we see a significant number of people who have recently been in car accidents. We seek to provide the most comprehensive treatments available in order to address the pain that you may be feeling. Not only do we offer chiropractic care for people who have been in accidents, but we have massage therapists on staff to help relieve your pain as well. Today, we would like to explore the ways in which massage therapy treatments can help relieve your pain following a car accident.

Whiplash Injuries

Both automobile accidents and sports accidents often result in whiplash injuries. Symptoms of whiplash include poor range of motion, stiffness, and pain. Whiplash may not just result in physical symptoms but also mental or emotional symptoms such as memory loss, lack of focus, difficulty sleeping, and depression. A study at Germany’s University of Ulm proved that accident patients recovered much more quickly when their standard treatments were combined with massage therapy. Massage therapy is a great way to relieve the neck pain associated with whiplash. Additionally, massage therapy has a very soothing and relaxing effect on the patient, making it a great treatment option for people struggling with the emotional and mental symptoms of whiplash.

Spinal Cord Injuries

The most common causes of spinal cord injuries involve auto and motorcycle accidents. In fact, over a third of people with spinal cord injuries received them in car accidents. At the Shepherd Center in Atlanta, a study confirmed that consistent massage therapy treatments following a spinal cord injury resulted in better range of motion in the patient. Massage therapy can have a positive impact on the musculoskeletal and neurological systems, helping aid the body’s healing process.

Knee Injuries

Although head neck and spinal injuries are most often associated with car accidents, a significant amount of people also injure their knees as well. One of the most common types of knee injuries associated with car accidents are injuries to the Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL). Massage therapy can help provide pain relief and some healing for people with knee injuries. Additionally, massage therapy is a great complimentary treatment for people who are recovering from knee surgeries as well.

Concussions

Sometimes, people hit their heads in car accidents, resulting in concussions. Although the symptoms of head injuries can linger long after an accident, massage therapy can help provide some relief. A study at The University of Washington medical center discovered that massage therapy treatments are helpful with post-concussion pain relief. Following a concussion, a soccer player who experienced massage therapy treatments experienced less pain, fewer headaches and needed less medication.

The Mental And Emotional Symptoms

Not only does massage therapy help to provide physical relief for pain, but it can also help to relieve the emotional trauma following an accident. Studies of intensive care patients who received massages experienced improvements in blood pressure, respiration, and pulse rates. Massage therapy is proven to have a soothing effect on people, which is helpful when dealing with the emotional toll that accidents take on our bodies.

If you have been in an accident, contact Koenig Chiropractic today to help relieve your symptoms without being overly reliant on pain medicine. Our Plymouth chiropractors and massage therapists can provide relief, so call us today to set up an appointment.

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Koenig Family Chiropractic
85 Samoset Street
Plymouth, MA 02360
(508) 746-5899